Our History

Gold Bug is a family-owned and operated business that values community and nurtures artists, free spirits, and nature lovers. We first opened our doors in Pasadena the fall of 2007 and, after a few moves around the block, are still happy to call Pasadena home. Since September of 2022 our retail/exhibition space has been located at 38 E Holly Street amongst the independent retailers that line the street in the walkable shopping district of Old Town Pasadena. Gold Bug is a gallery space with the atmosphere of a museum, in which you are welcomed to respectfully explore and ask questions about the hand-made art, distinctive décor, and coveted collectables available for purchase. 


The Collections

Featuring over 100 artists, our ever-changing collections have something to captivate and engage nearly every palate. Whether you are looking for your next piece of statement jewelry, an embellishment for your home, or a one-of-a-kind gift for a special friend or family member, Gold Bug is considered by many to be the premier destination in Los Angeles for procuring the elegant unique.

Artists’ one-of-a-kind creations come and go from our gallery on a daily basis, which means that our store is in a constant state of dynamic evolution. There is something new to discover during every visit.

Gold Bug Online

Our website is but a glimpse into the world we have created at our brick and mortar, located at 38 East Holly Street Pasadena CA, where there are MANY more treasures to be found; some are larger than we are interested in shipping while others are truly unique, one-of-a-kind creations that simply do not hang around long enough to be photographed and loaded to the site. Whatever the case, following us on Instagram and Facebook will allow you a more in-depth glimpse at our collections. Of course, we put the majority of our love and attention into the physical location and welcome you to visit us whenever possible.

All Are Welcome

We are committed to creating a physical space as well as online site that are accessible for all of our patrons, including those with disabilities. Monitoring and development is ongoing in an attempt to ensure continued compliance with accessibility standards. If you are having difficulty accessing this website, please contact us at info@goldbugpasadena.com so that we may assist you and provide an enjoyable experience. Our goal is to create spaces that make everyone feel welcome, we appreciate the chance to do so.